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Must-reads of the week

Podcasts meet investigative journalism in Reveal, The New York Times reshuffles its editorial meetings, and Bill O’Reilly plays to his bellicose strengths

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Washington Post staffer leaves for Starbucks-backed media startup

Rajiv Chandrasekaran’s longform storytelling venture is backed by the coffee giant

The Washington Post’s Rajiv Chandrasekaran is the latest legacy media star to strike out on his own in the... More

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Must-reads of the week

Native ads, feelings journalism, and a new New Republic

Culled from CJR's own stories, plus the frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

David Carr passes away, Jon Stewart announces that he’s signing off, and Virginia lawmakers bash the media

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Why David Carr is irreplaceable

His column was journalism’s Monday-morning anchor.

Almost nobody is irreplaceable. It's a maxim that's just as true in journalism as it is on an assembly line.... More

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The media remembers David Carr

Notable tributes and obituaries for the beloved New York Times columnist

Journalists grieve their own in public. Still, the response to the sudden death last night of David Carr, the... More

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Must-reads of the week

Covering the media-mute Marshawn Lynch, a spotlight on Stars and Stripes, and the WaPo’s interviews with the White House cow

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

Andrew Sullivan’s impact on blogging, retiring from security journalism, and the uncertain future of The New York Times’ race beat

Culled from CJR's own stories, plus the frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best... More

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7 ways Andrew Sullivan changed blogging

From attribution to pacing, the digital crusader has been one of the most significant writers of our time

It's hard to prove for sure who invented what on the internet. Innovations spread rapidly and sometimes seem to materialize... More

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Must-reads of the week

Pro-regime propaganda in Egypt, conflicts of interest among TV doctors, and Fox News’ Megyn Kelly moment

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

Iran’s subtle censorship, what Genius means for music criticism, and the ritual anticipation of Fidel Castro death rumors.

Culled from CJR’s own stories, plus the frequently updated “Must-reads from around the Web,” our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Must-reads of the week

On publishing the Charlie Hebdo cartoons, governments’ media censorship, and reporting on FDA approved drugs

Culled from CJR's own stories, plus the frequently updated "Must-reads from around the Web," our staff recommendations for the best... More

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Is UpWorthy moving closer to journalism?

The hiring of Amy O’Leary suggests the site may soon produce original content

Last Spring, in the midst of reporting a feature on the idealistic hit-maker UpWorthy, I asked site co-founder Peter Koechley... More

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The Interview reinforces a negative view of US journalists

The history of kidnapped journalists is filled with tragic tales of reporters being mistaken for spies

The Interview is a dangerous movie. The first victim was Sony, which had electronic files hacked in an intrusion that... More

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2014 editor’s picks

Here are a few pieces from this year worth another read

There is no business like the media business when it comes to generating lively headlines. From plagiarism to imploding start-ups... More

New survey reveals everything you think about freelancing is true - Data from Project Word quantifies challenges of freelance investigative reporting

Why one editor won’t run any more op-eds by the Heritage Foundation’s top economist - A reply to Paul Krugman on state taxes and job growth made some incorrect claims

Why we ‘stave off’ colds - It all started with wine

The New Republic, then and now - Tallying the staff turnover at the overhauled magazine

Why serious journalism can coexist with audience-pleasing content - Legacy media organizations should experiment with digital platforms while continuing to publish hard news


The rise of feelings journalism (TNR)

“Bloom engaged in an increasingly popular style of writing, which I’ve discussed on my blog before, which I call “feelings journalism.” It involves a writer making an argument based on what they imagine someone else is thinking, what they feel may be another person’s feelings. The realm of fact, of reporting, has been left behind.”

Things a war correspondent should never say (WSJ)

“The correspondent retelling war stories surely knows that fellow correspondents had faced the same dangers or worse”

On WaPo trying to interview a cow (National Journal)

“‘I wasn’t milked on the White House lawn by a strange man,’ The Washington Post—the venerable institution that would later come to break the Watergate scandal and win 48 Pulitzers—quoted her, a farm animal, as saying”

Bloggingheads

Greg Marx discusses democracy and news with Tom Rosenstiel of the American Press Institute

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